Excursions

A choice of 2 excursions is proposed on Wednesday 12th July (be careful, the number of participants is limited!).

1. Chillon Castle and Chaplin’s World

A Geneva lake cruise from Lausanne to the magnificent Chillon Castle. This millennial building has never ceased to inspire artists from Rousseau to Delacroix, Courbet and Byron. The terraced vineyards of the Lavaux on the way are listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Chaplin’s World (by Grévin) has just been opened to the public in the familial manoir of Charlie Chaplin: 3’000m2 of emotion and laughter. A scenographic and multimedia universe in a wonderful Park of 60’000m2. Another way to experience reproducibility.

Complete schedule and useful information for this excursion is available in a pdf document under “Documents to download”.

2. The Lausanne museums and the cathedral

The majestic Cathedral of Lausanne built from 1170 is the most imposing gothic edifice in Switzerland. With its exceptional painted portal, its rose window etc., it is a masterpiece of European artistic legacy. The visit will be given by an art and monument historian.

Before the appearance of similar institutions in Europe and the USA, The Collection de l’Art Brut was for a long time a unique place in the world. Opened to the public in 1976, the Collection de l’Art Brut remains the « home » and point of reference for outsider art. Visit in the presence of the curators.

Created in 1985, the Musée de l’Élysée is entirely dedicated to photography. This internationally renowned museum holds several Collections and full Archives including those of Charles Chaplin or René Burri. There will be a visit of the exhibition about photographic projection.

Complete schedule and useful information for this excursion is available in a pdf document under “Documents to download”.


And last but not least, as an appetizer before the conference closing dinner on Friday 14th July, a visit to the Prangins Castle will be offered free of charge to all the participants!

Prangins Castle – Swiss National Museum

Built in 1730, the Prangins Castle – Swiss National Museum is a magnificent complex situated high above Lake Geneva. It is an impressive example of a living place anchored deeply in history. Its kitchen garden imitates an 18th century palatial garden. The Castle’s museum, through permanent and temporary exhibitions, evokes life, art and culture in Switzerland in the 18th and 19th centuries. Distinguished guests have resided in the Castle, among them: Voltaire, Joseph Bonaparte, and the King of Spain.

Complete schedule and useful information for this excursion is available in a pdf document under “Documents to download”.

Eleventh International IAWIS/AIERTI Conference | University of Lausanne, Switzerland | 10-14 July 2017